Calling all Non Profit Agencies

Calling all Non Profit Agencies that serve the residents of Ridgway!

The Ridgway Borough Charitable Fund held at the Elk County Community Foundation

is now accepting Grant Requests.

The Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) announces they are now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of Ridgway. The Borough of Ridgway Charitable Fund’s purpose is to provide financial support to those non-profit organizations whose application reflects a purpose or project that will benefit the residents of the Borough of Ridgway. ECCF welcomes all applications for funding as part of its mission to promote the betterment of the community and to enhance the quality of the life for all residents.

Funds will be award for such community development initiatives that will enhance the well-being of the Ridgway community. Distribution from the grants can be used to meet special project or program needs of organizations. The Foundation encourages organizations that will serve a particular need of the community and will make a lasting impact on the overall community to apply. The Foundation seeks to fund projects or activities that will serve the needs of many in the community rather than the needs of a few individuals. Projects should include activities that are innovative and have a plan to be self-sustaining. In addition, grants are made to support programs serving all persons regardless of race, religion or creed and are made only to charitable organizations.

Organizations that feel they meet the above criteria are invited to submit their application to the Foundation. Applications will be accepted through September 15, 2014 and are available via their website at Applications are now fillable and should be completed electronically and emailed back to the Foundation at If you have any question about the application process, feel free contact the Foundation office.

Grants will be reviewed and approved by the end of October. The endowed fund was a gift received from the estate of Sara-Jane Stackpole and is held at the ECCF. Grants approved in 2012 were awarded to the following organizations:

CAPSEA: Phone System $5,000

Dickinson Center Inc: Elkwood Arts Vending project $5,000

Guardian Angels Center 50 Back to School Packs $3,500

Elk County Humane Society Wellness program $3,000

Tricounty Trails to Rails Insurance and Maineniance $1,500

ECCF is a nonprofit organization that manages endowed funds established by donors for area nonprofit organizations. Donor gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. For more information about opportunities at the Foundation please contact Paula Fritz Eddy at 814-834-2125.

Attached is a group picture of 2013 recipients and Fund Advisory Committee.